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Tuesday, August 03, 2010

"Founder's Vacancy" issue

The "Founder's Vacancy" issue addresses human behavior as it applies to establishments.

Essentially, if someone builds a company and infuses it with thier beliefs and behaviors, when that person leaves the company, sells the company, wills the company to their heirs- the next people to come in and run the place are most likely to ditch the founder's ideals and ways as they are too costly and too much work.

In many cases, you would suspect this action would negatively impact the establishment, or at least their reputation.

We're all aware of this kind of behavior- companies are bought out all the time, typically to the detriment of the product quality and customer service.

My question is, why do we always do this?

Has someone mapped all of the bad behavior of humans and created a flow chart, so that we can always know how something will turn out?

Take the constitution of the United States, for example.

Is it useful? Is it still serving its citizens fully?

Rule: Work to Food Ratio

Have you been eating foods that make you unhappy? Perhaps you are a victim of the work-to-food ratio rule.

This rule is self-explanatory. If you have to work too hard to eat something, it violates the work-to-food ratio.

Enjoyment of food is a positive number. The work required to eat food is negative enjoyment, that is , a negative number. We need to factor in a baseline of expected work in order to eat a hypothetical "average food item" (also a negative number), then:

[enjoyment of food] + [baseline] + [negative enjoyment beyond baseline] = [total enjoyment]

If our total is a negative number, then the food item is not worth eating as it will generate negative enjoyment, or "unenjoyment".

Obviously with the popularity of "wings"-related establishments, some people clearly enjoy laboring over their 1/10th of a mouthful of food.

I tend to believe those people actually just like the sauce on the wings, not unlike a child using a french fry as an improvised spoon for ketchup.

Foods which violate the rule could be; pomegranites, cornish game hens, ribs, pistachios, chicken wings... and many others.